Intensive Home Dialysis is Good—and Transplant is Even Better
In Canada, at least, survival reported for intensive home HD (16+ hours per week) is 94% at one year and 80% at 5 years—significantly better than for in-center treatments. But, transplant wins the day with 55-61% less chance of treatment failure or death, though more hospital time in the first year after surgery. Home treatments make a great bridge to transplant—or an option for those who don’t want or can’t have one. Read the article.
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